Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs
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Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs

I’ve been to Steamboat Springs many times, but this was my first time to see it covered in a palette of autumnal hues. From Rabbit Ears Pass to the Yampa River, the fall colors are spectacular in Steamboat, even if you have to dodge rain showers like I did on my leaf peeping road trip. … Continue reading

Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge and on Loveland Pass
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Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge and on Loveland Pass

The aspens are starting to show off their colors from golden to tangerine to light garnet in Colorado. Based on what I saw Sunday, September 19th, they should be on their fall glory September 25-26 weekend through October 1st along I-70 and north. Early October is looking prime time for southern Colorado. I drove up … Continue reading

Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has the third highest concentration of petrified wood in the United States. A friend who lived in Medora for awhile suggested my cousin, Susan, and I do this hike while we were there exploring the national park. Getting There:  The trailhead is on the western side of the … Continue reading

How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah
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How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah

This 4,700-acre park might be southwestern Utah’s best kept secret.  I’ve heard people say if there weren’t so many national parks in Utah already, Snow Canyon would be one.  One afternoon in Snow Canyon State Park near St. George in Greater Zion, the southwest corner of Utah, and I could easily see why many would … Continue reading

Driving Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
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Driving Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

I had explored some of the southern part of Mirror Lake Scenic Highway during stays with dear friends in Heber City, Utah, but I hadn’t driven the whole thing either because it was closed for winter or I didn’t have time. On a road trip from Denver to Heber City in late July I decided … Continue reading